Savannah Lewis knew that many rural neighborhoods and small towns in Texas did not have public libraries or easy access to books. So for her Girl Scout Gold Award, she focused on ways that she could provide easy access to affordable books in rural neighborhoods near La Vernia, Texas. She ultimately built two Little Free Library book-sharing boxes…
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Killarnock, Virginia launched their Community Literacy Project in 2013. The original goal was to put up four Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in nearby counties, but they decided to expand the project when they saw how many readers (especially young ones!) were gaining access to books because of the Little Libraries.
Little Free Libraries are more than just quaint little boxes that people put up in their front yards. Cities and organizations around the country are putting them up 5, 10 or 20 at a time to serve a variety of purposes. The city of Brantford, Ontario put their own creative spin on the 10 Little Free Libraries they placed around town.
One of the most meaningful rewards of having a Little Free Library happens when someone jots down a simple thank-you note and leaves it in your Library. Here are ten of our favorites—some heartbreaking, some humorous, all uplifting.